Kelly Ripa reminds all parents that 'a vacation with your kids is a trip, not a vacation' as she posts hilarious family photo
The 47-year-old daytime talkshow host showed her creative side after posting a photo from a family vacation
Kelly Ripa was able to perfectly sum up what it's like for parents to go on vacations with young children — all with a single photo.
The 47-year-old daytime talk show host, on Thursday, posted a rather priceless throwback photo of herself with sons Michael, 6, and Joaquin, who is a few months old, as well as two-year-old Lola, from a family outing. And now, fans are rolling on the floor at Ripa's hilarious deadpan stare at the camera.
The mother-of-three captioned the photo: “A #tbt 2003 reminder: ‘a vacation with your kids is a trip, not a vacation’ @instasuelos", with husband Mark Consuelos commenting below with a facepalm emoji.
Jenna Dewan and Lisa Rinna, close friends of Ripa as well as fellow celebrity moms, resonated with her witty humor.
“Hahaha TRUTH,” Dewan commented, while Rinna, from 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' wrote, “This photo says it all Mama!”
Ripa's live co-host Ryan Seacrest also gave his two cents, adding, “Ripa livin her best life since ’03.”
Quite recently, Ripa received backlash after her husband shared a photo of hers looking fabulously toned and fit in a two-piece bikini. Many labeled the photo as "inappropriate," saying at 47 years Ripa should exercise discretion while choosing to wear a bikini.
However, calling the criticism "bizarre," Mark told People: "I wanted to take a couple of days to weigh in. Probably should’ve earlier arguably. But I wanted to be above it. Well, now I’m not. I posted this pic of the woman I most admire. As a playful tribute to my wife who I’m proud of in endless ways."
"She works extremely hard in her professional life and her commitment to exercise, a healthy diet is admirable, and the benefits show. Yes, she’s wearing a bikini at age 47 and will no doubt wear one for many years to come," he explained.
He then addressed the men who had a problem with the post, saying, "I suggest you bring it up with me if ever I’m lucky enough to run into you. I’m going back to my vacation now… thanks for allowing me to express myself."
Signing off, he told his wife to "keep killing it."
The couple recently traveled to Vancouver to surprise their 21-year-old son Michael. They stopped at his trailer on the set of his new gig — CW’s teen drama 'Riverdale' — which stars Mark as well.
Reportedly, the father of three quipped, “It’s 'bring your parents to work day!'” to which Michael responded, "Great."
Michael, who is currently attending New York University, is slated to take on the role of young Hiram Lodge, according to an announcement by Entertainment Weekly earlier this month. Quite a few fans think Michael will fit right in as his father is the one playing the adult version of the scheming mobster.